All Good Southern Cooks Have a Sweet Pickle Relish Recipe We don’t buy the relish, we make it ourselves from old family recipes. Each family has its own recipe; some add peppers and onions. I like the simple one. Often we just chop up last year’s sweet cucumber pickles. Sweet Pickle Relish is a main… You just can’t make southern chicken salad without Sweet Pickle Relish. This recipe is the best!
Big Mill Bed & Breakfast is now accepting payment in cryptocurrency for all services offered It is not so easy to teach an old dog new tricks – but maybe you can. We studied cryptocurrency and we are ready! You can now pay your bill at Big Mill B&B with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency… To read about Cryptocurrecy at Big Mill B&B click here.
Every farm and definitely every farm girl needs an old red truck. Somebody must agree because photos of old red trucks are everywhere – on fancy dishes, Christmas decorations, everywhere you look. One Christmas I parked my Old Red Truck in front of the Pack House and decorated it with a Christmas tree and wreath… Click here to see all olf Old Red Truck’s portraits
Nurses, doctors and folks doing Locum Tenens work who need lodging in eastern North Carolina for short and long-term stays will find Big Mill B&B rooms, suites and apartments the perfect Home Away from Home. We offer special long-term rates and and most reservations qualify for tax-free stays. Rates range from $250 to $400 week… Click to find out more about Big Mill Extended Stay
Aunt Effie’s Switch-House Salad Dressing (Miss Effie’s Dressing) My Aunt Effie ran an after-hours place called The Switch, so named because it was beside the “switch” for the railroad tracks. It was a popular spot for night owls, tobacco buyers and peanut graders who were in town during the harvest season. Teeney cooked the best… Click to get Recipe for Effie’s Dressing
It seems all banana breads taste the same. Well, not this banana bread. Banana Bread has a Secret Ingredient • 1 large egg• 1/4 cup corn oil• ¾ cups sugar• 1 teaspoon vanilla• 1/4 cup milk• 1/2 cup mashed over-ripe banana (1 VERY RIPE banana)• 1 cup self-rising flour• 1 dash salt• 1/2 cup walnuts… click to get the recipe for this Best Banana Bread
This Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup-Stew is the best soup I have ever had. It is not cheap, about $30 to make or $3.75 a bowl – but it’s a meal and worth every penny. I am not a meat eater but this could persuade me. Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup – the BEST Ever! • 2-3… Read more
This is the best Corn Pudding I have ever tasted – and it is made with canned corn. If your budget is tight, this is a great dish to make, especially for those “pot-luck” dinners. It also has an amusing history — a friend Mary Anne gave me the recipe and now everyone thinks it… click to read more about Chloe’s Corn Pudding
I had never heard of Chicken Mull until a few years ago. And then I found out that the Chicken Mull Festival happens 8 miles from me in Bear Grass, NC, population 69. This year, the festival is on October 26, 2019. My friend Nancy Sparks had a great recipe for Chicken Mull, so we… Click to learn the history of Chicken Mull and to see about the Festival
When you see that beautiful full moon in May – know that it is a Flower Moon. It occurs at the time in spring when flowers pop up everywhere. David Grann writes on page one in his book Killers of the Flower Moon, “In April, millions of tiny flowers spread over the blackjack hills and… click to read about the Flower Killing Moon in eastern North Carolina